Johnston Health Diabetes Center
A hospital department of Johnston Health
More than 50,000 adults in North Carolina are diagnosed with diabetes every year, according to the American Diabetes Association.
At Johnston Health, we offer a variety of programs that can help you or a family member who has been diagnosed with diabetes. Our diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and our diabetes support group is there for you to share your story and learn from others. Our goal is to improve the health of the people in our communities through education and guidance on living with diabetes. We teach our patients ways to decrease symptoms, reduce risk of long-term complications, and start living a healthier life.
If you have a family history of diabetes, you have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. You are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are over age 45, are overweight, or are not physically active.
Assess Your Risk
Could you have diabetes and not know it? One in four Americans with diabetes has it and doesn’t know it. Take the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Test below to see if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes.